Dyldam Parramatta Eels CEO Scott Seward says it’s great to have the Blue and Gold ‘feeling like a footy club’ again, and has expressed his complete faith in Brad Arthur and the coaching staff to steer the team to success.
“We’re very much focussed on getting out [on the field] and getting on with it, and hopefully knock off the Warriors at a packed Pirtek Stadium in a couple of weeks,” he said.
“I’m really confident in not just Brad [Arthur] but the team around us; we’ve got a stable team, we’ve been together for four months now and are looking forward to letting go of the past and moving forward as a club.”
With the 2014 season almost upon us, Seward says
“[Morale’s] fantastic, there’s a really good feeling in the place - we feel like a footy club again,” he said.
“There’s a good vibe in the place, both in football and in the office, and that’s really positive.”
“You can’t underestimate what that does for a club, and we’ve been working hard on that to return ourselves to a true footy club, and now [we want to] go out there and win some footy games.”
Seward was speaking to the media outside Westmead Public School, just one of the 65 schools the Eels visited today as part of the NRL’s #tacklebullying campaign, Seward says he’s proud of the work Parramatta does with the community.
“It’s fantastic - it’s everything we are as a club, getting out here and into our community,” Seward said.
“Visiting 65 schools and 22,000 kids [in one day] is promoting a really strong message as a club, and for our community, it’s great.”
After a huge turnout of almost 5,000 Members and fans at the Eels’ second annual Community Festival yesterday, Seward says he’s enjoying the positive sentiment coming from our supporters.
“It was an absolutely amazing day, and a great show of our Membership-base and our fan-base,” he said.
“We’re looking at almost 5,000 of our fan-base who turned up to interact with our players, and we got to interact with our Members as well, so just a really strong day for the footy club.”